What Does The Fish Say?

All people know that fish can’t growl

Or yowl, or hoot, or hum, or howl.

They cannot squeak, they cannot squeal,

They cannot bark just like a seal.

They cannot purr, nor can they cluck,

With whistling they are out of luck.

They cannot hiss just like a snake.

But there’s one sound all fish can make.

There’s someone who can solve the riddle.

His back is bumpy like a griddle.

But that’s, beware, no easy task,

A crocodile you’ll have to ask.

The Cat and The Bat

There once was a cat

In a tall purple hat

And all night the cat sat

All alone on his mat.

And one night a white bat

Flew above the cat’s mat.

And then it loopty-looped

To the ground with a splat.

“It’s a rat!” the cat spat

as he fixed his tall hat.

He was ready to pounce at

The strange flying rat,

As you know that no cat

Can be friends with a rat.

“I’m no rat,” squeaked the bat.

“Don’t you see I’m a bat?”

The cat stared with suspicion,

“Are you sure about that?”

So they started to chat

About this, about that.

And since then the white bat

Became friends with the cat,

And now lives in his wonderful, tall purple hat.

For you see that a bat

Is in no way a rat.

It is rats that the cats

Love to chase.

Little Mouse and the Moon

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The moon took a tumble and went round and round,

Then rolled out of the sky and fell straight to the ground.

Bear picked up the moon and said, “This is not right.

With no moon in the sky, there’s no light in the night.”

Bear held up the moon…

Bear reached up, up, up, he reached very high,

He jumped and he hopped but could not reach the sky.

“I can lend you a hand, Bear,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too short,” Bear roared, “I’ll call Wolf instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high,

But as hard as they tried they could not reach the sky.

“I can help, I can try,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too short,” Wolf howled, “I’ll call Fox instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high

And stood on their tiptoes but could not reach the sky.

“Please, let me help you,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too weak,” Fox yelped, “I’ll call Badger instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up Badger, Badger held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high

But it wasn’t enough, they could not reach the sky.

“I can help put the moon back,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too tiny,” Badger grunted, “I’ll call Hare instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up Badger, Badger held up Hare, Hare held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high

But even the hare could not reach the sky.

Even though Little Mouse was so very small

There was no one else left for them to call.

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up Badger, Badger held up Hare, Hare held up Little Mouse, Little Mouse held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high,

And together they placed the moon back in the sky.

At the moment I am busy creating illustrations for this picture book as I am trying to run a crowdfunding campaign to get it published. Check the blog for updates and new sketches and drawings! And if you would like to support my project, please follow the book on Inkshares and pre-order a copy!